I love a good bahn mi., I made some delicious Vietnamese style sandwiches today with some left over Chinese BBQ pork (okay, so maybe they were Chinese style as well). Here's the recipe, enjoy.
Vietnamese style BBQ sandwiches
1 lb Chinese BBQ pork, sliced
1 French baguette, sliced open (yet still connected on one side)
1/2 head of cabbage, thinly shredded
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1 cup of bean sprouts
1 jalepeno pepper, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 Tbsp of sesame oil
the juice of two limes
1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro
salt to taste
First make the cabbage slaw. Combine the cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts, and jalepeno peppers. Make a light vinaigrette by whisking together the sesame oil, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Add it to the cabbage slaw and toss until it's coated. Spread the mayo on the inside of the bread. Then add a generous layer of pork. Cover the pork with few handfuls of the cabbage slaw. Make sure the hot peppers are nicely spread out. Top the sandwich off with a nice helping of cilantro (stems and all). Make sure you have a napkin and eat over your plate!
I made these for lunch today and they were awesome. I brought some for my coworkers and they liked it so much they want me to bring them sandwiches every week. I wonder who will start bring the cocktails?